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broomfield conservatory with scaffoldingBroomfield Conservatory: Still open on Sundays

If you’ve visited Broomfield Conservatory  over the last few months (and if you haven’t, why not?), you may have noticed that the wood in the entrance doors is rotting away and that paintwork is peeling off everywhere.

The state of the Conservatory has been a matter of concern for the Friends of Broomfield Park’s Conservatory Group, who’ve been trying to persuade the Council for many months to get repairs carried out.  To no avail, until recently.

Geraldine Anwar, Secretary of the Conservatory Group, at last has some good news:

“Thanks to help from Councillor Dinah Barry, we’ve been in talks with Keith Milne, Principal Surveyor at Enfield Council.  It has been decided that the Conservatory should undergo a complete refurbishment.  The scaffolding has gone up and work has started to repair or replace the rotten woodwork.  The new paintwork should be better able to withstand the humid conditions in the conservatory.”

The work is expected to take about two months, during which time the Conservatory will be closed on Wednesdays.  Eventually it will have to be closed on Sundays too.

Geraldine says that despite the work some of the special events in the Conservatory will go ahead:  “We hope to keep open on Sundays until 13th May.  This Sunday, 29th April, we will be holding our annual Spring Plant Sale.  We hope to be able to hold our Tomato Plant Sale on 13th May.

spring plant sale in broomfield conservatory

“Please bear with us while this work takes place.  Once it is completed we will be revising our plant collection. We look forward to reopening our resplendent Conservatory sometime in mid-June.”

So get along to the Conservatory while you can.  It’s looking as gorgeous as ever inside, and the fruit on the banana plant are getting bigger.


The Conservatory in Broomfield Park (Friends of Broomfield Park website)

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